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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Fake or Fortune

In our final 1 cool painting thing, Dr. Leah Leach talks about nameless women in two paintings from a British TV show called Fake or Fortune. Joined by Kim Thatcher, Rebecca Berfanger and Bonnie Fillenwarth, the gals also talk about their favorite female artists and for some reason Salvador Dali’s mustache.


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Show Notes

Lady Elizabeth Murray and Dido Belle, once attributed to Zoffany
Painter David Martin
  • Painting #2 is from 1831 called “Two Children” or  and it was a mystery of who the painter was even though it was on the painting the entire time reading “E. Jones fecit (painted) 1831”
Painter Emma Jones (Soyer) 
  • Emma Jones painted this to support anti-slavery. Emma was 18 when she painted it. It was radical for its time.
  • Can you think of works by women that have been hidden from history or erased by history?
  • Belle (2013) movie about Dido Belle #Directedbywomen
  • Next up is a new group of gal-pals and that each have 1 cool thing about Black History Month!


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